Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge
Belgian First Division A
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2018
Kick-Off at 13:30 UK / 14:30 CET
Venue: Stade Constant Vanden Stock (Bruxelles).
Anderlecht took advantage of the easier fixture with Zulte-Waregem to pick up an important away win and catch up with the likes of Genk and Club Brugge in the battle for the very top of the standings. Purple & White still trail by six to runaway leaders Genk, but the overall look at the table looks much better for them than it did just a couple of weeks ago.
The hosts will be looking to maintain the fine form and win their third game in four First Division SA outings on Sunday afternoon when Cercle Brugge come to visit Stade Constant Vanden Stock. The team led by Hein Vanhaezebrouck are massive favourites coming into the match and anything but a comprehensive victory for them would be a massive upset here.
Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge: Head-to-head
Three years have passes since these two likes last locked horns.
Anderlecht were completely dominant in the history of head to head affairs against De Vereniging.
The hosts won 23, drew 2 and lost 5 of 30 meetings with Cercle Brugge who only managed to leave Stade Constant Vanden Stock undefeated in 2 of 15 matches.
Anderlecht bagged two or more goals in all of last seven encounters with De Vereniging.
Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge: Prediction
Cercle Brugge managed to end a dismal three-loss streak by beating Sporting Charleroi 2-1 at home before the international break. However, their defense revealed way too many holes of late as they shipped nine goals in back-to-back league defeats to Genk and Club Brugge before the mentioned victory over Charleroi.
The recently-promoted side founded it troubling to deliver in the final third on travels in the higher division football so far in the season. They only managed to score one goal in five away games. Given they are up against league heavyweights in the Belgian capital, it’s really hard to see this clash as sort of a breakthrough on this field for them.
Anderlecht vs Cercle Brugge: Bet Tips
HT/FT Anderlecht/Anderlecht @ 2.00 (1/1)
Anderlecht to keep a clean sheet 2.20 (6/5).